At 23 years old and with the ability to play through the middle or on either wing, it doesn’t take a genius to work out why Derby manager Phillip Cocu is a fan.
The former PSV coach enjoyed a fine start to life at Pride Park, beating Huddersfield Town 2-1 away from home in his first Championship game. And Derby already look far more flexible than they did under the possession-heavy yet rather rigid Frank Lampard with Florian Jozefzoon, Martyn Waghorn and Tom Lawrence all interchanging positions effectively at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Clearly, Cocu wants his attacking players to roam around the pitch at will, popping up in a variety of positions to leave opposition defences confused.
Buksa’s versatility, plus a one-in-two goal ratio, means he should fit in perfectly.
TEAMtalk claims that Derby are in talks with the Pole, who scored 11 goals in 23 matches last season. He will cost £3 million.
Bristol City, West Brom and a Brentford side under pressure to replace top scorer Neal Maupay are interested too but Derby looks like an ideal fit for all involved.
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